Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heatstroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of Missouri livestock field specialist. Take animals to the fair early in the morning when temperatures are cooler so animals remain […]
Grace Episcopal Church and the Livingston County Food Pantry, both of Chillicothe, will provide school supplies to students from area schools in all grades, with a focus on high school students. Distribution of supplies will be held at the food pantry at 403 Locust Street August 10th from 10 to 2 o’clock. A portion of […]
The Regional Nurse Practice Council, which consists of nurses from Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, and Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, is partnering with the Trenton Police Department, and Grundy County EMS to raise money for the local Backpack Buddies program by hosting a miniature golf tournament at Johnny Poppers Barnyard Mini Golf, located outside […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a boil advisory. The boundaries are from the Iowa line to U. S. Highway 136 and from the Grand River to the Harrison County line. Customers within those boundaries need to boil drinking water until further notice.
As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry cows and pre-weaned calves also fare better with heat abatement systems in place. Heat abatement systems are economically beneficial for dairy […]
A doubles nine-pin bowling tournament will be held at the Fast Lanes Bowling Alley of Chillicothe Saturday to raise money for repairs for the Green Hills Animal Shelter of Trenton. Kitten Palooza will showcase kittens available for adoption Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock prior to the bowling tournament. Kittens from the Green Hills Animal Shelter […]
Twenty-five years ago, Brian Pemberton bought acreage filled with thorn trees, scrub brush and multiflora roses. The only water source was a frog pond. The land needed four things: a road, buildings, fences, and water. Thanks to hard work and cost-share programs, those goals were met. Grazing Acres Farm is now complete with a solid […]
Rain and flooding prevented many Missouri farmers from planting corn and soybean this year. Now farmers want to protect these unplanted fields by seeding a cover crop. Cover crops do just that: The plants cover the ground, and their roots stabilize the soil. Cover crops provide a simple and natural way to reduce soil erosion, […]
The Kirksville Daily Express, KTVO-TV, KIRX-AM, KRXL-FM, KTUF-FM, KLTE Bott Radio, Cable One, Rehoboth Baptist Church and the St. Louis Cardinals are once again teaming up with the American Red Cross to help save lives at an important time of year. The 29th annual Kirksville Media Blood Drive will be held Thursday, July 25, from […]
The Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued boil advisories for the following locations. The advisory affects customers on Destiny Loop and Comb Avenue as well as Route E to Route JJ and from U. S. Highway 65 to Route C. Customers within the defined boundaries are asked to boil water until further notice.
Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil advisory due to repairs to a flood-damaged water main. The advisory affects Sullivan Rural Water customers on Route W north of Highway 6 to Robin Road which includes Rustic, Rainbow, Rock, and Show roads as well as Almond Drive. The precautionary boil […]